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Who’s Been Reading Your Resume?

Posted December 17, 2013 by Katherine Toll in Building Your Brand
Actually, it’s not so much a question of who’s been reading your resume, it’s what’s been reading your resume:

A software program

Anyone currently conducting a job search knows the infamous online application process, which Human Resource professionals refer to as an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). I refer to them as ‘black holes’ — you fling your professional life story into a dead zone of algorithms and hope you come out on the other end as a potential candidate. It’s a daunting, dehumanizing experience, but it is life as we know it, so learn how to make it work for you, not against you!

Meet the Robots Reading Your Resume - An infographic by HireRight

Infographic courtesy of HireRight.

About the Author

Katherine Toll

Katherine (Kathi) Toll possesses more than 20 years of management and consulting experience within the retail and beauty industry. Her industry experience combined with her special brand of irreverence fuels her mission to find the ‘must-have’ beauty products for Career Girls of all ages. She aspires to remind women the airbrushed perfection of the beauty industry must be tempered with a healthy dose of humor. Kathi holds a general management certification from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, along with an undergraduate degree from Northwestern’s School of Communications.